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Translating Contractor to English
'Oh great, this book's in cow.'
"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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Danaelect: 'There wouldn't be so many problems if everyone spoke the same language, so I'm creating one.'
Google Translate for Marriagese
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'Thanks, it's an English word - it means 'spiritual warrior'.'
'It must be nice to be bilingual.'
Previously indecipherable, Professor Wiggins translates another ancient text using the newly discovered Rosetta phone.
'Some days, I think they can understand every word I say.'
'Tell us, in layman's terms, what your breakthrough means.'
"And, finally, to my wife, my love and appreciation for her understanding and critical insights, without whom this project would never have been accomplished."
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Unfortunately, the minister's little joke didn't translate well into Ukrainian.
Lost to antiquity.
"Do you have a babble-to-English dictionary?"
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'With the aid of a technical dictionary Colin was finally able to make some sense of what the salesman was saying.'
An archaeologist sees an ancient Egyptian entrance to a subway.
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"They're offering special premiums if we use their service."
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'It's the French Government - they want us to return all the words we borrowed from their language.'
"It's a postcard. From your grandma. It's like a papery text with a picture on the front."
A sign language interpreter makes a dirty hand gesture.
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"I can't put it into layman's language for you. I don't know any layman's language."
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"It says 'knock on the third door to the right and ask for Cleo.'"
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Russian Soap Opera
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The Berlitz Guide to Parent-Teacher Conferences
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'I know it's a lot of money but we can't avoid it any longer.'
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